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Major: 3113
First Term: 2017 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-65
CIP Code: 26.1201
Occupational Area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Instructional Council: Biology (19)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code:


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Biomedical Research Technology program includes significant course work in both biology and chemistry. Additionally, it includes an emphasis in bio-safety, business and regulatory issues and a structured internship component that has been developed in partnership with Southeast Valley biomedical companies along with local educational institutions. The program is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the field by focusing on both theory and application in lab settings, as well as consideration of current topics in biomedical research.



Required Courses
+ BIO181 General Biology (Majors) I 4

+ BIO205 Microbiology (4) OR
+ BIO220 Biology of Microorganisms (4) 4

BIO211AA Biotechnology Seminar: Biomedical Applications 1
+ BIO211AB Biotechnology Seminar: Laboratory Protocol 1
BIO211AE Biotechnology Seminar: Business and Regulatory Issues 1

+ BIO212AB Biotechnology II (5) OR
+ BIO212BA Cell Biotechnology (5) 5

ABS/BIO174 Biosafety 1
+ BIO215 Biotechnology Internship 3

+ BIO247 Applied Biosciences: Biotechnology (4) OR
+ BIO212AA Biotechnology I (5) OR
BIO245 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4) 4-5

+ CHM151 General Chemistry I (3) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
AND
+ CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (3) AND
+ CHM130LL Fundamental Chemistry Laboratory (1)
OR
+ CHM152 General Chemistry II (3) AND
+ CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory (1) 8

+ CHM230 Fundamental Organic Chemistry 3
+ CHM230LL Fundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
+ CHM260 Fundamental Biochemistry 3
+ CHM260LL Fundamental Biochemistry Laboratory 1

CSC180 Computer Literacy(3) OR
+ BIO/CSC283 Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing (3) 3
Credits: 43-44

Program Competencies
1. Read and evaluate scientific literature. (BIO211AA, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO245, BIO247)
2. Utilize written protocols to accurately execute laboratory techniques. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO220, BIO245, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL)
3. Analyze scientific data and draw logical conclusions. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO220, BIO245, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL)
4. Report results and conclusions effectively in written and oral formats. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO220, BIO245, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL)
5. Employ mathematical formulas used in the laboratory. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO220, BIO245, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CSC180, CSC283)
6. Demonstrate knowledge of novel lab techniques, and discuss ethical and moral implications of biomedical research. (BIO211AA, HCR210, PHI213)
7. Trace the history of biotechnology and the influence of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and microbiology on the development of biomedical technology. (BIO212AA, BIO247)
8. Describe current issues in the biomedical research field. (BIO211AA, BIO211AB, BIO211AE, BIO212AA, BIO245, BIO247)
9. Describe the industry-mandated protocol for record keeping in the laboratory as it pertains to documenting laboratory safety; utilize appropriate safety procedures; store and dispose of hazardous materials safely; handle biological materials safely. (BIO211AE, BIO212AA, ABS/BIO174, BIO247)
10. Be able to identify environmental health hazards in the workplace and be familiar with current biomedical regulatory issues. (BIO211AE, ABS/BIO174, CHM151, CHM151LL)
11. Operate contemporary biomedical technology equipment and utilize techniques to reliably apply them in a biomedical research, clinical and/or biomedical manufacturing environment. (BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO245, BIO247)
12. Describe the physical structure, macromolecular structure, and reproduction of a cell at the molecular level. (BIO181, BIO212AA, BIO245, BIO247, CHM260)
13. Explain biological and chemical principles and their application to biomedical technology methodologies. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO247, CHM130, CHM130LL, CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM260)
14. Devise procedures to troubleshoot encountered problems or update protocols to stay current with changing technology. (BIO211AE, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO247, CHM260LL)
15. Demonstrate the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to work effectively in a team environment. (BIO181, BIO205, BIO212AA, BIO212AB, BIO212BA, BIO215, BIO220, BIO245, BIO247, CHM130LL, CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM230LL, CHM260LL)
16. Support data gathering with current computational methodology. (CSC180, CSC283)
17. Demonstrate ability to manipulate datasets using computer programs. (CSC180, CSC283)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 24, 2011

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